College & Career Goals 4-Year Plan Transcripts College Information Scholarship Grid Financial Aid ACT & SAT Resources REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019 AND BEYOND • Take the right classes in grades 9-12 • Earn at least a 3.3 cumulative high school GPA • Earn at least a composite score of 22 on the ACT • Enroll in 15 college credits fall semester after high school graduation or meet deferment requirements • Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) • Meet all deadlines • Graduate from a Utah high school
REQUIRED CLASSES AND CREDITS TO BE COMPLETED IN GRADES 9-12
4 credits of English 4 credits of Math 3.5 credits of Social Science 3 credits of lab-based Science (one each of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) 2 progressive credits of the same World Language (other than English)
UESP Supplemental Award (Maximum Value $400) To be considered for the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) supplemental award you must qualify for the Regents’ Scholarship. The amount of the UESP supplemental award is determined by the annual contributions made to your UESP Trust account while you were 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old. To maximize the UESP supplemental award a contribution of $100 or more per year is needed. Visit www.uesp.org for more information. FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing and submitting your FAFSA is the single most important thing you can do to get help paying for college. Based on the FAFSA, colleges will award their students different types of federal financial aid to help them pay for college. Visit https://stepuputah.com/paying-for-college/apply-for-financial-aid-fafsa/ for more information. NCAA: Division 1 Core-Course Requirement (16) Please visit www.eligibilitycenter.org for more information
4 years of English 3 years of math (Math 1 or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab) 1 year of additional English, math or natural/physical science 2 years of social science 4 years of additional courses (any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy) *10 core classes must be completed before the 7th semester; 7/10 must be English, math or science*
Alternate Ways to Earn High School Credit
MTECH: Formerly MATC: visit MTEC.edu for more information Utah Students Connect (USC): USC is not open-entry/open-exit. Please see your counselor to register. Visit www.utahstudentsconnect.org for more information Credit Make-Up: You can use Landmark High School, USC or BYU Independent Study for credit recovery Alternate Ways to Earn College Credit in High School
UVU Concurrent Enrollment (CE): Earn college credit by taking CE classes at SHS, MMHS or ALC taught by high school teachers. There is a one-time $35 application fee plus $5 per credit. Visit www.uvu.edu/concurrent
Advanced Placement Classes (AP): College level classes taught at the high school. Students receive regular school credit and opt to take the AP exam in the spring for college credit. Visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student
Advanced Learning Center (ALC): Allows students to take advanced classes while staying enrolled in their resident school. CE classes are offered at ALC as well. Visit: http://alc.nebo.edu/ for more info.
UVU Distance Learning: Earn college credit by taking classes at the ALC from UVU teachers via interactive TV. Cost is $35 one-time fee and follows UVU’s schedule. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to participate. Please visit www.uvu.edu/disted
ACT/SAT: Prepare early for these tests. Visit actstudent.org for ACT and collegeboard.com for SAT info. Decide which test is best for you depending on your learning and testing style. All colleges in Utah and across the nation will accept either test.
Scholarship Prep: Keep a “running resume” of awards, leadership positions, extracurricular activities, service, clubs and employment. Maintain a high GPA, take college prep classes, prepare for and take the ACT or SAT as many times as you can.
StepUP Utah: A terrific resource to help parents and students prepare for college. Please visit: StepUPUtah.com
National Honor Society: NHS is a prestigious academic & service club that students can apply for sophomore year. Students must have a 3.8 GPA to apply. Visit www.nhs.us for more information.
Sterling Scholar: A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on their work in a specific category. Please visit www.sterlingscholar.org for more information.